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Post Number: 14
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 1:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Ed/Brian/Curly/tsm/Erhard and all

I'm in a baaaaad way, guys!

My bowmate has been eagerly monitoring the
canoe commentary, and I have convinced her
to register, so keep an eye open for "Lilydipper"

I introduced Roula to the joys of canoeing in 2005... see my first thread and commentary on
a "non-fiance-passable" portage.
I was going to ask Eds input, actually, on how to extract oneself from a misplaced keystroke. i reckon he has some expertise in this area.

He seems to be the grizzled expert, having read
his "Sex red canoes" story. (I told Roula Ed
is obvoiusly of Scottish origin... like me...
and when you try tooo say six, it just coomes oot
tha waaaay. An honest Scottish mistake, lassy)

When i typed "non-fiance-passable", i meant to
type "non fiance-passable", and there lies the rub. Honest.

Roula felt "non-fiance-passable" meant that any
run-of-the-mill "non-fiance" coulda made it. She
felt I was putting down her portaging skills.

What i meant to type, honest, Dear Ed, (help me!!!) was a "non fiance-passable" portgage... meaning it was SO dirty in there there's NO WAY I'd take my BEST girl through that.

For some reason, Dear Ed, thaaaat explanation
didn't exactly smoooooth the waves?

I await your advice on how to handle this.
I tried flowers.
I tried chocolates.
I even gave her a gift certificate for shoes,
and said "Go Nuts".
Nothings working. (Did I mention she's Greek????)

But, for a Sittygurl, she's a pretty fair bowmate...and the ice is breakin sooon.

I b'needin' to fex this soooon.

Please send me your advise...


(and keep an eye open for Lilydipper... who's a
wee bit shy about asking questions, given, in
her words, "those guys are so expert & competent".

Maybe ask her about her first discovery of
Looncrap??? That might break the ice.)

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Post Number: 12
Registered: 09-2005

Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Sundown, Keep in mind a currrent expression:"Looncrap happens"! May I share with you of a few words of wisdom: The definition of Brownie Points: It takes hours to earn them>>>>>>> and seconds [or one key stroke] to loose them !!! I trust that north of 45 degrees forgiveness is easier then permission. In your message you said " I tried flowers, I tried chocolates, gift certificate, etc. Whatever you do don't appologise, it might help !!!!! G
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Post Number: 423
Registered: 03-2004

Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 3:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I am afraid that this is all too 'high brow' for me to comment on.....
I am just a simple canoeist struggling with the English language, and with French thrown in that is just too much for me to cope with....
"non fiance passable" surely must be a French expression of some sort.

If I understood you correctly your fiancÚ who lilydips is somewhat put out with you for not inviting her to come on an early May canoe trip with you.You told her that the portages are so bad that you could not possibly invite her as she would get pretty dirty, too dirty for someone who you love so dearly and that is why you haven't invited her.
From her perspective she must be thinking that the old guy has some young "chickypoo" who he would rather canoe with on his Spring trip.

Please let me assure you that in all of my early Spring canoeing trips, I have never seen any young "chickypoos" out there, so she should be well assured that you will be safe, even if she doesn't go out with you.And besides that, the water is so cold that you can't take a bath for at least 3 weeks if you go out in early May even if the portages were all nice and easy.
I hope that helps.....
But maybe not.........

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Post Number: 16
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 4:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

No, ed... but thanks... you sounded like the
Master... that's why I asked. (or does your
wife read this from time-to-time too?)

This all happened in 2005 (see opening thread above)

but, I have learned a few things from your advice.



(Seriously, my days without my bowmate are over)

but, I'm happy to be the vehicle toward global
education. You guys gettin' any of this?!!!!

As for the French thing, yes, I've thrown a word
or two to the winds too, from time to time, but
I'm probably tho only anglophone left over here.

I try hard, but usually the Francophones tell
me to "Please stop Trying!!!!"

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